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Bazaar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bazaar n
  1. a shop where a variety of goods are sold [syn: bazar]
  2. a street of small shops (especially in Orient) [syn: bazar]
  3. a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar" [syn: fair]
Bazaar Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bazaar \Ba*zaar"\ Bazar \Ba*zar"\(b[.a]*z[aum]r"), n. [Per. b[=a]zar market.]
  1. In the East, an exchange, marketplace, or assemblage of shops where goods are exposed for sale.
  2. A spacious hall or suite of rooms for the sale of goods, as at a fair.
  3. A fair for the sale of fancy wares, toys, etc., commonly for a charitable objects. --Macaulay.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bazaar'

A bazaar (Persian: بازار, Turkish: pazar, Malay: pasar, Hindi: बाज़ार, Greek: παζάρι (pazari), Cypriot Greek: pantopoula In North America, the term can be used as a synonym for a "rummage sale", to describe charity fundraising events held by churches or other community organizations, in which donated, used goods, such as books, clothes, and household items are sold for low prices, or else the goods may be new and handcrafted (or home-baked), as at a church's Christmas bazaar. The bazaar has been the subject of many books, including: The Persian Bazaar: Veiled Space of Desire (Mage Publications) by Mehdi Khansari and The Morphology of the Persian Bazaar (Agah Publications) by Azita Rajabi.

Rug Bazaar of Tabriz

Rangli bazaar, Tabriz

Entrance to the Bazaar of Isfahan, off of Naqsh-e Jahan Square

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